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Download links and information about Combo! by Henry Mancini. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Lounge, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 36:54 minutes.

Artist: Henry Mancini
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Lounge, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 36:54
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No. Title Length
1. Moanin' (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:51
2. Sidewalks of Cuba (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 3:20
3. Dream of You 2:55
4. Swing Lightly (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 4:18
5. Castle Rock (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:34
6. A Powdered Wig (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:38
7. Playboy's Theme (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:57
8. Tequila (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:38
9. Far East Blues (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 3:27
10. Charleston Alley (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 3:13
11. Scandinavian Shuffle (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 2:40
12. Everybody Blow! (featuring Ramón Rivera / Ramon Rivera) 3:23



Henry Mancini was a significant writer for films who used the flavor of jazz in some of his movie scores. This 1997 CD reissue brings back one of his few jazz-oriented projects, a salute of sorts to the idea of the swing combo. Mancini gathered an impressive cast of top players consisting of trumpeter Pete Candoli, trombonist Dick Nash, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper (sticking exclusively to clarinet), baritonist Ronnie Lang, pianist Johnny Williams (doubling on harpsichord), guitarist Bob Bain, bassist Rolly Bundock, drummer Shelly Manne, Ramon Rivera on conga, and Larry Bunker on vibes and marimba. Some of the dozen selections are relatively straight-ahead, while a few (particularly "A Powdered Wig" and "Scandinavian Shuffle") are a bit corny, especially in their use of harpsichord and marimba. There are a few strong moments (particularly from Candoli and Pepper) on such numbers as "Moanin'," "Sidewalks of Cuba," "Castle Rock," and "Everybody Blow," but the end results are not too essential. Overall, this is a compromise between creative jazz and tightly controlled music meant for a larger audience. A historical curiosity.